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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Robert Towne (characters)
Robert Towne (written by)
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Release Date:
10 August 1990 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They say money makes the world go round. But sex was invented before money.
Plot:
The sequel to Chinatown (1974) finds Jake Gittes investigating adultery and murder... and the money that comes from oil. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(29 articles)
The Definitive Original Screenplays: 10-1
 (From SoundOnSight. 16 March 2014, 9:19 PM, PDT)

The top 20 underappreciated films of 1990
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The 20 underrated films of 1990
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a worthwhile sequel that came too late See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Nicholson ... J.J. 'Jake' Gittes

Harvey Keitel ... Julius 'Jake' Berman

Meg Tilly ... Kitty Berman

Madeleine Stowe ... Lillian Bodine

Eli Wallach ... Cotton Weinberger

Rubén Blades ... Michael 'Mickey Nice' Weisskopf

Frederic Forrest ... Chuck Newty

David Keith ... Det. Lt. Loach

Richard Farnsworth ... Earl Rawley

Tracey Walter ... Tyrone Otley

Joe Mantell ... Lawrence Walsh

James Hong ... Kahn

Perry Lopez ... Captain Lou Escobar
Jeff Morris ... Ralph Tilton

Rebecca Broussard ... Gladys
Paul A. DiCocco Jr. ... Liberty Levine
John Hackett ... Mark Bodine
Rosie Vela ... Linda

Allan Warnick ... Manfred P. Rippey
Susan Forristal ... Delores
Will Tynan ... Judge Alexander K. Dettmer

Van Dyke Parks ... Francis Hannah

William Duffy ... Desk Sergeant
Sue Carlton ... Mattie Rawley
Don McGovern ... Bartender (as Don McGovern)

Luana Anders ... Florist

Dean Hill ... Cop with Parrot
Pia Grønning ... Dr. Elsa Branchauer
John Herman Shaner ... Saul
Michael Shaner ... Benny

Lee Weaver ... Caddy #1
Malek Abdul-Mansour ... Caddy #2
Kenneth Cervi ... Prowler (as Ken Cervi)
Annie Marshall ... Client with Dog
Ian Thorpe ... Errol Flynn Look-alike
Collette Northrop ... Cigarette Hat Check Girl
Patricia Durham ... Clarissa
Randi Ingerman ... Lana
Joy Wayman ... Lady Asleep at Clinic
Bob George ... Bar Maitre D'
Suzanne Mitchell ... The Redhead
Alan Chaffin ... Bar Manager
Wyn Costello ... Black-Eye Woman
Lisa Croisette ... Laura Teal, Actress at Max Factor (as Lisa Regina Croisette)
Jessica Z. Diamond ... Receptionist
Scott Flynn ... Golf Advisor
Benard Ihgner ... Singer at Green Parrot
Earl Palmer ... Green Parrot Band
Simeon Pillich ... Green Parrot Band
Herman Riley ... Green Parrot Band

Faye Dunaway ... Evelyn Mulwray (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulie DiCocco ... Liberty Levine (uncredited)

James Ent ... Bailiff #2 (uncredited)

Jeffery Thomas Johnson ... Golfer (uncredited)
Moreen Littrell ... Military Wife (uncredited)
Meredith McKenzie-Alcus ... Mother with Baby (uncredited)
John Michael Quinn ... Desk Sergeant (uncredited)

Tereza Rizzardi ... Woman at Max Factor (uncredited)

Tom Waits ... Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jack Nicholson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Robert Towne (characters)

Robert Towne (written by)

Produced by
R. Blaine Currier .... associate producer
Robert Evans .... producer
Alan Finkelstein .... associate producer
Harold Schneider .... producer
Jack Nicholson .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Van Dyke Parks 
 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond 
 
Film Editing by
Anne Goursaud 
 
Casting by
Terry Liebling 
 
Production Design by
Jeremy Railton 
Richard Tom Sawyer  (as Richard Sawyer)
 
Art Direction by
Richard Schreiber 
 
Set Decoration by
Jerry Wunderlich 
 
Costume Design by
Wayne A. Finkelman 
 
Makeup Department
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist
Toni-Ann Walker .... hair stylist
Brad Wilder .... makeup artist
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Max Stein .... unit production manager (as Max A. Stein)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Daves .... first assistant director
Todd Grodnick .... second second assistant director
Michael Kennedy .... assistant director
Linda Rockstroh .... second assistant director
Gail Seely .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Mark Boucher .... set dresser
Mark Boucher .... swing gang
Nigel A. Boucher .... leadman
Emily Ferry .... property master
Christopher Gilman .... props
David Goldstein .... lead painter
Charles R. Lipscomb .... lead man
Harold Michelson .... storyboard artist
Mike Villarino .... propmaker
 
Sound Department
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Julia Evershade .... supervising sound editor
John Hoeren .... sound effects editor
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
James Matheny .... dialogue editor
Bob Newlan .... sound editor
Art Rochester .... production sound mixer
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Douglas J. Schulman .... boom operator
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul C. Warschilka .... first assistant sound editor
Thomas Whiting .... supervisng adr editor
David Williams .... dialogue editor
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
Carolyn Tapp .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Domeyer .... special effects
R.J. Hohman .... special effects assistant
Joe Lombardi .... special effects coordinator
Paul J. Lombardi .... supervisor
Michael Roundy .... special effects technician
 
Stunts
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Lloyd Alexander .... grip
William D. Barber .... first assistant camera
Earl L. Clark .... camera operator
Ray De La Motte .... camera operator
Jeff Mart .... Steadicam operator
 
Editorial Department
Ron Lambert .... color timer
Jimmy Sandoval .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
J.J. George .... assistant music editor
Todd Hayen .... orchestrator
Lennie Niehaus .... orchestrator
Lonnie Sill .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Paulie DiCocco .... driver: Harvey Keitel
Shane Greedy .... production driver
Dennis Junt .... picture car coordinator
Joel Marrow .... transportation coordinator
Joseph Sullivan .... driver
 
Other crew
Carmen Avila .... assistant accountant
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor
Sandra Boissier .... assistant to producer (as Sandra Baragiola Boissier)
Robert L. Dohan .... assistant location manager
Les Godwin .... associate location manager
Anthony Goldschmidt .... title designer
John Hackett .... stand-in
T.J. Healy II .... assistant location manager
Jim Jaffe .... product placement
Andrew Lipschultz .... unit publicist
Bertram McCann .... marine coordinator
Jennifer Nicholson .... assistant to production designers
Jane Prosnit .... production coordinator
 

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Runtime:
137 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-14 | Germany:12 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 (DVD rating) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dennis Hopper and Joe Pesci were considered for the role of Jake Berman which in the end was cast with Harvey Keitel.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the courtroom scene (approx. 1:56 in) the DA's left lapel goes from folded under to out flat.See more »
Quotes:
Jake Berman:Where were we?
Jake Gittes:Well, I was accusing you of murder, Mr. Berman.
Jake Berman:Call me Jake.
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33 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
a worthwhile sequel that came too late, 21 October 2001
Author: dtucker86 from Germany

Jack Nicholson is certainly one of the greatest actors of this or any generation. Chinatown is perhaps his greatest film and he certainly should have won an Oscar for it. Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe certainly have nothing on his Jake Gittes! The only problem with this sequel is that it came out many years too late. I read that Robert Evans originally wanted to make it in the 1980s but legal problems held it up. The Two Jakes was pretty much ignored at the box office and got some awfully bad reviews. I could not understand why because I thoroughly enjoyed it. So many films that come out are geared towards kids and make you feel like a kid again when you see them. Thats okay, but this film made me feel like an adult seeing it. The film is as good as Chinatown in so many ways. I love the props and the ambiance of the 1940s that they use. Jack did a great job directing this film and he deserves a lot more credit.

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